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Time Zone: Socorro County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Socorro is the Seat for Socorro County.

Socorro County is one of the original counties of New Mexico and was founded in 1852.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Socorro had a population of 18,092 people.

At the time of the 2000 Census, Socorro represented 0.99% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 33 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,866-1.17%-1.25% since 2009
200018,078The Last Census

More information can be found on the Socorro County Census Page for Socorro County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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